Blephilia ciliata (Downy Wood Mint)

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  • Regular price $ 117.00

With stacked clusters of Monarda like lavender flowers, Blephilia ciliata (Downy Wood Mint) impresses in any shade garden.  Blooming for about a month beginning in June it is very attractive to a wide array of pollinators. Its natural habitat can range from prairies to savannas making this a versatile garden plant.  This plant is much less aggressive than its traditional European garden mint cousins.  The minty taste seems to not be liked by most mammals including deer.  

  • Sun Exposure: part shade, full sun 
  • Soil Conditions Mesic, Dry
  • Height 1'-2'
  • Flower Color Lavender
  • Flower Time June, July


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Photo #1:By Eric in SF (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons